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Important note: Although courts may be closed or accepting limited cases due to COVID-19, there should still be a way to file for a protection order and other emergency relief. See our Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19, or call your local courthouse for more details.

Legal Information: District of Columbia

Restraining Orders

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November 1, 2019

Does it cost anything to register my civil protection order?

No. There is no fee for registering your civil protection order in Washington, D.C.1

1 D.C. Code § 16-1044(f)